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Mathematics

BSc (Hons) |
City's Mathematics BSc (Hons) course introduces you to a wide range of mathematical topics. A central theme is the application of mathematical methods to abstract and real-world problems.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

BSc (Hons): 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 per year (fees in subsequent years may be subject to increases (limited to the Retail Prices Index) dependent on governmental policy)

Non-EU

Full-time: £14,000 per year (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code

G100

Application period

From 1 September 2016

Until 15 January 2017

Who is it for?

This course is for those who are interested in the application of abstract and logical mathematical methods to a wide variety of problems.

By studying this course you will gain the mathematical skills necessary for a wide variety of careers in the The Civil Service, government agencies, research establishments, large
corporations, public utilities and financial companies.

Objectives

The course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of various fields of mathematics with a special emphasis on how these mathematical theories and techniques can be applied to real-world problems.

You have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement scheme. Placements are paid up to £25,000 pro rata per year, with some organisations choosing to exceed this.

Our graduates are highly sought after in many different roles and many of our graduates secure careers in the financial sector. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to graduate roles at Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Lloyds TSB, KPMG, Natwest, John Lewis, British Museum, UK Border Agency, Orange and Sainsbury's.

Accreditation

Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemptions from professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: 136 UCAS tariff points or AAB at 'A' Level, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A
  • BTEC: DD with an 'A' Level grade A in Mathematics
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade
  • IB: 34 points, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6
  • Mixed qualifications: We do accept applications from students who are completing a combination of qualifications. For this course, this would be something like: DD in Applied Business, with a grade A in 'A' Level Mathematics.

In addition, the following is required:

  • GCSE: English Language grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

INTO City University London

INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Engineering and Mathematics. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.

English requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall score, with at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component.

English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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Placements

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies. You can undertake one of the following placement schemes:

  • One-year placement - these are taken after you have successfully completed your second of studies; students work between nine and fifteen months on placement before returning to City to complete their final year;
  • Summer internships - these can be taken every summer on completion of the academic year

Our dedicated team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure placement employment across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

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Teaching and learning

To ease the transition from school to university environment we provide in the first year of study weekly small-group tutorials, which provide intensive individual assistance for the topics of the core modules.

In the final year, students will carry out their own research project chosen from a wide variety of mathematical topics.

Assessment

Assessment within modules is based on examination and coursework whereby marks are weighted in a ratio 1:3:6 for the three years of study to produce an overall aggregate.

Modern facilities ensure that all lectures and tutorials are taught in a stimulating learning environment and can be supported through PC-based laboratory sessions.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 30%
  • Year 3: 60%

Modules

Year 1

All students take the following core modules:

  • Algebra
  • Functions, vectors and calculus
  • Introduction to probability theory
  • Number theory and cryptography
  • Introduction to modelling
  • Programming and computational mathematics.

Year 2

Core modules include:

  • Complex variable
  • Linear algebra and group theory
  • Vector calculus
  • Real analysis.

Elective modules include:

  • Decision analysis
  • Dynamical systems
  • Applied mathematics
  • Numerical mathematics
  • Applications of probability and statistics.

Year 3

Core modules include:

  • Mathematical methods
  • Research group project

Elective modules include:

  • Discrete mathematics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Mathematical processes for finance
  • Mathematical biology
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Operational research
  • Stochastic models
  • Probability and statistics 2.
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  • Student
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  • Student
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  • Academic expert
    High achieving BSc Mathematical Sciences student awarded with Tanner Memorial Fund prize for two years running.
  • Student
    City offers a great support in applying for placement/summer internships.
  • Academic expert
    Senior Lecturer working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

Career prospects

City graduates are equipped with a variety of mathematical skills and will find a wide range of careers open to them. The ability to think logically and abstractly, to solve problems and to model real-world phenomena are sought after by employers. Given City’s location many recent graduates have been employed by large firms in the financial or industrial sector, while others have gone into education, Civil Service and research.

53.8% of graduates are in full time employment / further study

Information taken from Unistats

Mathematics

UCAS code: G100

Application Deadline

15 January 2017


Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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